At the junction of Highways 2A and 53 sits the town of Ponoka in Alberta, Canada. It is located 95 kilometers south of Edmonton and 59 km north of Red Deer.
The word for "elk" in Blackfoot, which is represented on the town's flag, inspired the town's name. Ponoka is also home to the Ponoka County municipal building.
According to the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the population of the Town of Ponoka was 7,331 people living in 3,086 private dwellings, a 1.4% increase from the population of 7,229 recorded in the 2016 Census. The town had a land area of 17.22 km2 (6.65 sq mi) and a population density of 425.7/km2 (1,102.6/sq mi) in 2021.
In 2016, the town had a population of 7,229 living in 3,010 private dwellings, a 6.7% increase from the 2011 population of 6,778. The town had a land area of 17.33 km2 (6.69 sq mi) and a population density of 417.1/km2 (1,080.4/sq mi) in 2016.
Official website: https://www.ponoka.ca/